Hepatitis C: prevention

The virus is in the blood of sick patients so watch out for personal items of toilet: toothbrush, razor, epilator ... any object that may hurt the skin or that may be in contact with an injury may be contaminated by the virus . There is no problem with the dishes, the linen ...

If the patient has an injury: pay attention to the one who cleans the wound: he must put on gloves: the risk of contamination with the blood is real.

Information campaigns are carried out in the field of drug addicts: drug users must use single-use equipment, the purchase of this material is inexpensive, it is facilitated. Unlike hepatitis B, there is no vaccine to protect against hepatitis C.

Sexual intercourse

During sexual intercourse, the risk of contamination is low under certain conditions: in fact the virus is not found in vaginal sexual secretions or sperm ... if the mucous membranes are healthy, there is no priori risk of contamination by sexual intercourse.
People who have multiple partners are at higher risk than people with a stable sex life.

Saliva does not contain the virus either. So hugs are safe unless there is a sore in the mouth or on the lips.

It is necessary to use a condom if the woman is menstruating, because the virus is present in the blood of the rules.

Similarly if there is a vaginal wound, vulva, or wound of the penis, herpes, in the infected person ... The wound can bleed and then the contamination is possible.

Likewise for people who have multiple partners or who do not have a stable sex life.

Protect caregivers

The contamination to the nursing staff: doctor, nurse, dentist ... who pricked for example with the needle that stung an infected patient is a recognized occupational risk.

Professionals are generally protected and cautious when they handle blood, but this does not prevent them from warning if a person is a carrier of the hepatitis C virus, they will be even more attentive.

In addition, the health care staff, insofar as it uses single-use equipment, where the sterilization of other materials is scrupulously done, can not a priori transmit hepatitis C.

Note: tattoos and piercings: these professionals are aware of the risk of contamination if they do not observe strict hygiene rules, they must use only single-use equipment! It's primordial !

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